I have more than twenty years of experience in international education across all three International Baccalaureate programmes. I am a trained PYP workshop leader and school visitor and have led various workshops on language, literacy, international mindedness and technology integration. I have also instigated various whole-school initiatives: connected learning, language and literacy across the curriculum, co-teaching and mother tongue maintenance. Currently, I live in the Netherlands where I work as PYP grade 4 classroom teacher and digital literacy coach at the International School of Utrecht.
My most recent project is Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum (SPELTAC), which I developed at the International School of Phnom Penh. SPELTAC is a whole-school, work-based, collaborative professional development programme for integrating language and literacy across the curriculum in international schools. It focuses on supporting and sustaining English language teaching across the curriculum in multilingual contexts through a 21st century Connectivist approach to learning.
My passions include language and literacy teaching across the curriculum, creating intercultural and interlingual learning environments, inquiry-based learning, social media and blogging for learning, visible thinking, new literacies, 21st century learning and technology integration.
I invite you to explore this website to get a picture of who I am as an educator, collaborator, leader, coach, and learner.